The purpose of What’s For Dinner? is to provide you a recipe with items on sale this week, with no more than 10 ingredients (not including pantry items), and coming in at under $10 per meal.
I love batch or plan-ahead cooking.
I enjoy the convenience that batch-cooking provides me with out the expensive convenience food prices.
And since chicken breast is $1.19 per pound this week as part of the Price Chopper Deals, it is a great time to stock-up, get the crockpot out, cook up some chicken and freeze it for later. If you have questions about how to make and freeze chicken – check out this post on batch cooking.
And one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes that uses chicken from batch cooking is Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup. You will make it in under 30 minutes and it is great to freeze for a future meal.
Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
5 cans (14.5 oz) chicken broth or water/bullion equivalent
1 lb cooked chicken breast from batch cooking
1/2 box linguine noodles, broken into thirds
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter.
2. Cook onion and celery in butter till tender.
3. Add all the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes (but up to several hours) before serving.
What about you? Do you have any tips or tricks for plan-ahead cooking? Share it with us via the comments or on the Kansas City Mamas Facebook Page.